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|other names={{translation|Space–Time Migration|時空間移動|Jikūkan Idō}}<ref>Chapter 510, page 2</ref>
 
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'''Kamui''' is a powerful dōjutsu which originates from the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] of [[Obito Uchiha]]. A unique and specialised form of [[space–time ninjutsu]], it allows the user to achieve two very distinct, yet closely associated feats ''teleportation'' and "''intangibility''".
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'''Kamui''' is a powerful [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] [[dōjutsu]] that creates a unique and specialised form of [[space–time ninjutsu]]. It allows the user to achieve two very distinct, yet closely associated feats ''teleportation'' and ''intangibility''.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
[[File:Madara's world.png|thumb|left|The other dimension.]]
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[[File:Madara's world.png|thumb|left|Kamui's dimension.]]
Kamui allows the user to transfer anything to [[Other Dimension|another dimension]]. Once a target is sent to this dimension it is unable to escape.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 10</ref> This technique is also able to make the user "intangible" by transporting portions of his body to the same pocket dimension.<ref name="ch597">''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 7-8</ref> Obito was able to use this technique the moment he awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 605, pages 6-7, 10</ref> while Kakashi, who awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan at the same moment as Obito, didn't have access to it until sometime after [[Sasuke Uchiha]]'s defection and made first use of it in the series during his first encounter with [[Deidara]].
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Kamui allows the user to transfer targets to and from [[Kamui's Dimension|another dimension]], from which they are unable to escape. Kakashi likened the characteristics of this technique to those of the [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but noted that it seems to be more advanced, as it requires neither seals nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.<ref name="ch395">Chapter 395, page 10</ref> [[Minato Namikaze]] admitted that this technique exceeds both his and the [[Second Hokage]]'s space–time ninjutsu.<ref name="ch502">Chapter 502, page 11</ref>
   
[[Kakashi Hatake]] likens the characteristics of the technique to those of [[Minato Namikaze]]'s [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but notes that it seems to be much more versatile since it requires neither a seal nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.<ref name="ch395">''Naruto'' chapter 395, page 10</ref> The side of the eye using the technique determines the specific property of it.
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== Usage ==
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{{ImgRight|SpaceTimeMigration.png|Obito using Kamui to teleport.}}
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This technique forms a spiraling void centred on the eye used to activate it, which draws the target inwards and distorts their form until they are transported to another dimension. By absorbing their own body into this distortion, the user can teleport to virtually any location they desire. When using Kamui to teleport, anything the user is touching will be warped along with them,<ref>Chapter 509, pages 6-7</ref> and their [[chakra]] becomes untraceable.<ref name="ch395" /> With a single eye, this technique was fast enough to avoid an attack from [[Naruto Uzumaki]] in his [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]],<ref>Chapter 598, page 12</ref> though slower than the speed at which the [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s travel.<ref>Chapter 666, pages 5-6</ref>
   
== Teleportation ==
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[[File:Tobi using shuriken.png|thumb|left|Obito ejecting multiple shuriken from Kamui's dimension.]]
[[File:SpaceTimeMigration.png|thumb|Obito using Kamui to teleport.]]
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After storing a target within Kamui's dimension, the user can then eject it from their eye at any time.<ref name="ch520">Chapter 520, page 8</ref> This can be done with varying degrees of force, allowing the user to eject weapons at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.<ref>Chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12</ref> Despite not always being present, Obito could keep targets under [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] while they were confined inside Kamui's dimension, thus keeping them incapacitated for extended durations.<ref name="ch520" />
Each eye uses Kamui to teleport to the other dimension, though how this is done depends on the eye. By creating a swirling, distortion centered on the eye, the user is able to open a void into the other dimension. This technique's effect acts as an attractive force, both visibly drawing the target inwards and distorting their form until they disappear, although physical contact is required to absorb a target. After absorbing targets through this process, Obito or Kakashi is able to eject them at any time of their choosing with varying degrees of force. In doing so, Obito is able to attack using weapons of gigantic proportions and/or quantities with relative ease and at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12</ref>
 
   
[[File:Tobi using shuriken.PNG|thumb|left|Obito ejects multiple shuriken from a separate dimension.]]
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Kamui can synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu, granting the user access to the synchronised technique's dimension, as well as any other connected dimensions.<ref name="ch683">Chapter 683, pages 14-15</ref> Once the dimension has been marked, the user can freely travel between it and Kamui's own dimension.<ref>Chapter 685, page 5, 9-12</ref>
Another unique trait of Kamui is that it allows the user to teleport themselves to any location they desire, including the other dimension. When using Kamui to teleport themselves, whatever the user is touching will be warped along with them and the user's chakra becomes untraceable.<ref name="ch395"/> By his own admission, Obito is capable of finding anyone and teleporting to their location regardless of where they are.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 3</ref> Despite not always being present, Obito can keep his targets under [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] while they are confined inside this pocket dimension and thus, keep them incapacitated for extended durations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 8</ref>
 
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=== Left Eye ===
 
=== Left Eye ===
[[File:Kamui1.PNG|thumb|Kakashi using the Teleporting Barrier.]]
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[[File:Kamui.png|thumb|Kakashi using Kamui from a distance.]]
The left eye's primary use of Kamui is based on line of sight and, as such, does not require physical contact to warp a target into the other dimension. By focusing to create a barrier space and concentrating on the target within, Kamui will distort space and the target will be drawn into the other dimension. When Kakashi first used this technique, it required great concentration and was difficult to aim, dragging in only Deidara's arm when he aimed for his head. By the [[Invasion of Pain]], Kakashi was able to use Kamui to stop a speeding nail from penetrating his head and later, during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], could quickly warp a target as large as [[Gyūki]], the Eight-Tails. He was also able to use Kamui to teleport out of the other dimension as well as eject Gyūki from it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 610, page 17</ref>
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Obito's left eye is able to utilise a long-range version of Kamui, which can transport targets anywhere in the user's line of sight. The target is surrounded with a [[Barrier Ninjutsu|barrier space]], the location and size of which can be specified at will, and when the user concentrates on the target within, the space at the barrier's centre distorts and draws everything within into another dimension.<ref name="Third" /> The size of the barrier can be expanded, as [[Deidara]] was forced to fly further away in an effort to escape its effects.<ref name="ch276">Chapter 276, pages 4-11</ref>
   
 
=== Right Eye ===
 
=== Right Eye ===
[[File:Tobi Chains.png|thumb|left|Minato passing through Obito.]]
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[[File:Tobi Chains.png|thumb|left|Obito using Kamui on himself to pass through Minato.]]
The unique trait of this eye is the ability of intangibility. When activated, any part of Obito's body that overlaps with a solid object is seamlessly warped to the other dimension, making it appear as though he is phasing through them. Using this ability, Obito can dodge most attacks, and by overlapping his entire body into large objects, he can not only conceal himself from view, but erase all traces of his chakra. Obito is also able to enter and travel through the ground using this ability, a characteristic he often exploits to ambush his opponents from below.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 475, pages 2-3</ref> Though he is unable to establish any physical contact while being intangible, Obito can still use [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 7</ref> He also seemingly possesses the capability to extend this intangibility to whatever he's touching at the moment of activation,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 5</ref> as long as he is able to maintain some form of contact with at least a part of the desired item or person.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 15</ref>
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Obito's right eye uses a short-range version of Kamui, which can only transport targets in close proximity to the user; physical contact with the target is seemingly required.<ref>Chapter 684, page 1</ref> However, this eye can utilise a unique variation of teleportation akin to intangibility. When activated, any part of the user's body that overlaps with another object is seamlessly warped to Kamui's dimension, making it appear as though the user can phase through solid objects.<ref>Chapter 597, pages 7-8</ref> By overlapping their entire body, the user can completely conceal their presence and erase all traces of their chakra. This also allows the user to freely travel through the ground, enabling them to ambush opponents from below.<ref>Chapter 475, pages 2-3</ref> This intangibility can be extended to anything the user is touching at the moment of activation,<ref>Chapter 467, page 5</ref> so long as they are able to maintain physical contact with at least a portion of the desired object.<ref>Chapter 595, page 15</ref> This ability also allows the user to bypass even the strongest [[barrier ninjutsu]].<ref name="ch502" />
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=== Both Eyes ===
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DualKamui1.png|Obito simultaneously uses Kamui in both eyes…
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DualKamui2.png|…using his left eye's long-range Kamui to synchronise with another portal…
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DualKamui3.png|…then using his right eye's short-range Kamui to warp himself and his targets…
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DualKamui4.png|…and connecting both uses to transport to another dimension.
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Sasuke runs towards Obito & Sakura.png|Kamui forming a portal to another dimension.
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When both eyes are used together on the same target, the teleportation process works twice as fast, even becoming faster than a Truth-Seeking Ball used as a projectile.<ref>Chapter 666, pages 13-15</ref> Through both eyes, the user can create two distortions at the same time and connect them. This was demonstrated when Obito first used the left eye's Kamui to synchronise with [[Yomotsu Hirasaka]], then used the right eye's Kamui to teleport through the portal into [[Kaguya's Dimensions|another dimension]].<ref>Chapter 685, pages 3-4</ref> The user is also able to create portals in their line of sight to connect two dimensions.<ref name="ch685">Chapter 685, pages 7-8</ref> Using both eyes in conjunction with the [[Six Paths Chakra]] allows the user to augment their other techniques, transporting targets struck by [[Kamui Shuriken|said]] [[Kamui Lightning Cutter|techniques]] to Kamui's dimension.<ref>Chapter 689, pages 1-3</ref>
   
 
== Drawbacks ==
 
== Drawbacks ==
Since this technique is shared by two different users of the same pair of eyes, both parties can use their own technique to counter the effectiveness of the other, thus making it useless to use against one another directly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, page 4</ref> Obito can extend this negation to targets outside of his own body, as he negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]'s head.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 12-13</ref> Similarly, Kakashi was able to escape Obito's attempt to trap him in the other dimension.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 3-8</ref>
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As this technique is shared by two eyes, a user of one eye can counter a user of the other, making it useless to use Kamui against one another directly.<ref>Chapter 487, page 4</ref> The right eye can extend this negation to targets outside of the user's own body, as Obito negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref>Chapter 595, pages 12-13</ref> Even if they are succesfully transported to Kamui's dimension, a user of this technique can simply teleport back out, provided they have enough chakra to do so.<ref>Chapter 608, page 3-8</ref>
   
=== Left Eye ===
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The Mangekyō Sharingan is a dōjutsu that, with continuous usage, burdens the user with the loss of their eyesight. Since this is the source of Kamui, using it in rapid succession put Kakashi's body at risk as well. As his eye was received through a transplant, the strain on Kakashi's body was even more severe than an [[Uchiha]] would suffer,<ref name="Third" /> and repeated use of Kamui was shown to cause his eye to bleed.<ref>Chapter 598, page 12</ref> Kakashi was originally only able to use this technique three times before being rendered immobile, and his aim and control over the size of the barrier were imperfect.<ref name="ch276" /> Over time his aim and control improved, as he was able to accurately warp away small and fast moving objects, such as a nail.<ref>Chapter 424, pages 16-17</ref> After further improving, he was capable of transporting a target as large as the Demonic Statue's head, though doing so required time to prepare the necessary chakra.<ref>Chapter 595, page 11</ref> After [[Chakra Transfer Technique|receiving chakra]] from [[Kurama]], Kakashi was able to quickly transport a target as large as [[Gyūki]] to the other dimension and later eject the [[tailed beast]] from his eye,<ref>Chapter 610, page 17</ref> as well as utilise Kamui more times than he would usually be capable of. He estimated that the influence of Kurama's chakra, when given directly by Kurama, made his usage of Kamui at least three times more powerful than usual.<ref>Chapter 617, pages 3-4</ref>
The Mangekyō Sharingan is a dōjutsu that, with continuous usage, burdens the user with the loss of their eyesight. Since this is the source of Kamui, using it in rapid succession puts Kakashi's body at risk as well. As his Sharingan was transplanted, usage of this technique poses an even greater risk to Kakashi. Similar to [[Amaterasu]], repeated use of the technique puts a great deal of strain on the user, causing his left eye to bleed if overused.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 12</ref>
 
   
Kakashi was originally only able to use this technique up to at least three times in a given day, even when starting at full strength. At first Kakashi's aim and control over the size of the barrier was imperfect. Over time his aim and control improved, as he was able to accurately warp away small and fast moving objects, such as a nail.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 424, page 17</ref> Kakashi is even able to consecutively warp away two [[Susanoo Bow|fast-moving arrows]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> Later, he became able to use this technique several more times in a single day.
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[[File:Tobi being hit.png|thumb|left|The effects of Obito taking damage in Kamui's dimension, seen from the outside world.]]
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The right eye's primary weakness is that the user must solidify in order to utilise Kamui's teleportation, resulting in a brief period in which they are vulnerable.<ref>Chapter 475, page 5</ref> This deficiency means that the user must also materialise when ejecting stored items, presenting the same vulnerability.<ref>Chapter 598, page 9</ref> Additionally, the sections of the user's body residing in Kamui's dimension can still interact normally with anything inside said dimension, meaning the user can be damaged by such items.<ref>Chapter 597, pages 4-11</ref> Obito could only maintain his intangibility for approximately five minutes at a time, and it took him longer to absorb himself than another person or object.<ref>Chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref> After becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], Obito discovered that he could no longer use Kamui to pass through objects.<ref>Chapter 643, page 5</ref> Madara was able to transport himself to and from Kamui's dimension as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki using Obito's left eye, establishing that some aspects of the technique still function.<ref>Chapter 674, page 17</ref>
   
=== Right Eye ===
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Using Kamui to synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu requires an immense amount of chakra.<ref name="ch683" /> Additionally, creating portals between separate dimensions, particularly those that are far apart, places a significant amount of strain on the user's eyes, causing them to bleed.<ref name="ch685" />
[[File:Tobi gets hit again.png|thumb|left|The effects of Obito taking damage in the other dimension, seen from the outside world.]]
 
In Obito's case, the primary weakness of this technique is that both aspects cannot be used concurrently, as he must become and remain tangible in order to transport himself or others, providing a small opportunity in which he is unable to pass through objects and thus, is vulnerable to injury. This deficiency means that he must also materialise when ejecting stored items as well, presenting the same vulnerability.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 9</ref> According to [[Konan]], Obito can only maintain his intangibility for approximately five consecutive minutes at a time, after which he is presumably rendered completely solid for a duration. She also reveals that the time it takes him to absorb something is proportional to its mass, and that it takes longer to absorb himself than another person or object.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref>
 
 
Additionally, due to the nature of Obito's intangibility, the sections of his body residing in the [[other dimension]] can still interact normally with other objects that are also contained within this dimension, meaning they can be damaged by such items. As this technique originates from [[Obito Uchiha]]'s Sharingan, of which both Kakashi and Obito possess one of, the two share the same dimension when teleporting objects, a characteristic that Kakashi exploited to injure Obito on multiple occasions during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 4-12</ref>
 
 
Unlike Kakashi or any Mangekyō Sharingan users, Obito's extensively continuous usage of the Kamui technique does not seem to tire him at the very least, nor even cause his eyesight to deteriorate.
 
   
 
== Influence ==
 
== Influence ==
[[Wikipedia:Kamui|Kamui]] is the word for a divine being in [[Wikipedia:Ainu|Ainu]] mythology, although it is almost never written with kanji in modern times. In a more general Japanese context, Kamui refers to the might and majesty of the gods, particularly the Shintō [[Wikipedia:Kami|Kami]].
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[[Wikipedia:Kamui|Kamui]] is the word for a divine being in [[Wikipedia:Ainu|Ainu]] mythology, although it is almost never written with kanji in modern times. In a more general Japanese context, Kamui refers to the might and majesty of the gods, particularly the [[Wikipedia:Shinto|Shintō]] [[Wikipedia:Kami|Kami]].
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The Third Databook seems to hint that other Mangekyō Sharingan users can access the technique through sheer training of the eye, though this is unconfirmed.<ref name="Third"/>
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* Unlike other Mangekyō Sharingan users, Obito's continuous usage of Kamui does not seem to cause his eyesight to deteriorate. Kakashi, however, claimed he lost most of the vision in his left eye.<ref>Chapter 669, page 7</ref>
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* In ''[[Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie]]'', ''[[The Creation of the Akatsuki]]'', and several anime episodes, Obito is depicted using Kamui without activating his Mangekyō Sharingan.
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* There are instances in the anime where Obito transports targets to Kamui's dimension without establishing physical contact with them.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 205</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 208</ref> Similarly, in the manga, he seemingly transports [[Sakura Haruno]] out of Kamui's dimension without touching her.<ref>Chapter 675, pages 1-2</ref>
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* With his Sharingan, [[Shin Uchiha]] can make use of a [[Shin Uchiha's Space–Time Dōjutsu|Space–Time Ninjutsu]] that, in function, is virtually similar to this technique.<ref>Chapter 700+5, pages 15</ref>
   
 
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Kamui [1][2]
Space time migration
Name
Kanji 神威
Rōmaji Kamui
Literal English Authority of the Gods
Games Divine Threat, Transportation Ninjutsu
Other Space–Time Migration (時空間移動, Jikūkan Idō)[3]
Debut
Manga Chapter #276
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #29
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu, Barrier Ninjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu
Kamui Lightning Cutter

Users

Kamui is a powerful Mangekyō Sharingan dōjutsu that creates a unique and specialised form of space–time ninjutsu. It allows the user to achieve two very distinct, yet closely associated feats — teleportation and intangibility.

Overview Edit

Madara&#039;s world

Kamui's dimension.

Kamui allows the user to transfer targets to and from another dimension, from which they are unable to escape. Kakashi likened the characteristics of this technique to those of the Flying Thunder God Technique, but noted that it seems to be more advanced, as it requires neither seals nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.[4] Minato Namikaze admitted that this technique exceeds both his and the Second Hokage's space–time ninjutsu.[5]

Usage Edit

SpaceTimeMigration

Obito using Kamui to teleport.

This technique forms a spiraling void centred on the eye used to activate it, which draws the target inwards and distorts their form until they are transported to another dimension. By absorbing their own body into this distortion, the user can teleport to virtually any location they desire. When using Kamui to teleport, anything the user is touching will be warped along with them,[6] and their chakra becomes untraceable.[4] With a single eye, this technique was fast enough to avoid an attack from Naruto Uzumaki in his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode,[7] though slower than the speed at which the Truth-Seeking Balls travel.[8]

Tobi using shuriken

Obito ejecting multiple shuriken from Kamui's dimension.

After storing a target within Kamui's dimension, the user can then eject it from their eye at any time.[9] This can be done with varying degrees of force, allowing the user to eject weapons at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.[10] Despite not always being present, Obito could keep targets under genjutsu while they were confined inside Kamui's dimension, thus keeping them incapacitated for extended durations.[9]

Kamui can synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu, granting the user access to the synchronised technique's dimension, as well as any other connected dimensions.[11] Once the dimension has been marked, the user can freely travel between it and Kamui's own dimension.[12]

Left Eye Edit

Kamui

Kakashi using Kamui from a distance.

Obito's left eye is able to utilise a long-range version of Kamui, which can transport targets anywhere in the user's line of sight. The target is surrounded with a barrier space, the location and size of which can be specified at will, and when the user concentrates on the target within, the space at the barrier's centre distorts and draws everything within into another dimension.[1] The size of the barrier can be expanded, as Deidara was forced to fly further away in an effort to escape its effects.[13]

Right Eye Edit

Tobi Chains

Obito using Kamui on himself to pass through Minato.

Obito's right eye uses a short-range version of Kamui, which can only transport targets in close proximity to the user; physical contact with the target is seemingly required.[14] However, this eye can utilise a unique variation of teleportation akin to intangibility. When activated, any part of the user's body that overlaps with another object is seamlessly warped to Kamui's dimension, making it appear as though the user can phase through solid objects.[15] By overlapping their entire body, the user can completely conceal their presence and erase all traces of their chakra. This also allows the user to freely travel through the ground, enabling them to ambush opponents from below.[16] This intangibility can be extended to anything the user is touching at the moment of activation,[17] so long as they are able to maintain physical contact with at least a portion of the desired object.[18] This ability also allows the user to bypass even the strongest barrier ninjutsu.[5]

Both Eyes Edit

  • Obito simultaneously uses Kamui in both eyes…
  • …using his left eye's long-range Kamui to synchronise with another portal…
  • …then using his right eye's short-range Kamui to warp himself and his targets…
  • …and connecting both uses to transport to another dimension.
  • Kamui forming a portal to another dimension.

When both eyes are used together on the same target, the teleportation process works twice as fast, even becoming faster than a Truth-Seeking Ball used as a projectile.[19] Through both eyes, the user can create two distortions at the same time and connect them. This was demonstrated when Obito first used the left eye's Kamui to synchronise with Yomotsu Hirasaka, then used the right eye's Kamui to teleport through the portal into another dimension.[20] The user is also able to create portals in their line of sight to connect two dimensions.[21] Using both eyes in conjunction with the Six Paths Chakra allows the user to augment their other techniques, transporting targets struck by said techniques to Kamui's dimension.[22]

Drawbacks Edit

As this technique is shared by two eyes, a user of one eye can counter a user of the other, making it useless to use Kamui against one another directly.[23] The right eye can extend this negation to targets outside of the user's own body, as Obito negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.[24] Even if they are succesfully transported to Kamui's dimension, a user of this technique can simply teleport back out, provided they have enough chakra to do so.[25]

The Mangekyō Sharingan is a dōjutsu that, with continuous usage, burdens the user with the loss of their eyesight. Since this is the source of Kamui, using it in rapid succession put Kakashi's body at risk as well. As his eye was received through a transplant, the strain on Kakashi's body was even more severe than an Uchiha would suffer,[1] and repeated use of Kamui was shown to cause his eye to bleed.[26] Kakashi was originally only able to use this technique three times before being rendered immobile, and his aim and control over the size of the barrier were imperfect.[13] Over time his aim and control improved, as he was able to accurately warp away small and fast moving objects, such as a nail.[27] After further improving, he was capable of transporting a target as large as the Demonic Statue's head, though doing so required time to prepare the necessary chakra.[28] After receiving chakra from Kurama, Kakashi was able to quickly transport a target as large as Gyūki to the other dimension and later eject the tailed beast from his eye,[29] as well as utilise Kamui more times than he would usually be capable of. He estimated that the influence of Kurama's chakra, when given directly by Kurama, made his usage of Kamui at least three times more powerful than usual.[30]

Tobi being hit

The effects of Obito taking damage in Kamui's dimension, seen from the outside world.

The right eye's primary weakness is that the user must solidify in order to utilise Kamui's teleportation, resulting in a brief period in which they are vulnerable.[31] This deficiency means that the user must also materialise when ejecting stored items, presenting the same vulnerability.[32] Additionally, the sections of the user's body residing in Kamui's dimension can still interact normally with anything inside said dimension, meaning the user can be damaged by such items.[33] Obito could only maintain his intangibility for approximately five minutes at a time, and it took him longer to absorb himself than another person or object.[34] After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito discovered that he could no longer use Kamui to pass through objects.[35] Madara was able to transport himself to and from Kamui's dimension as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki using Obito's left eye, establishing that some aspects of the technique still function.[36]

Using Kamui to synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu requires an immense amount of chakra.[11] Additionally, creating portals between separate dimensions, particularly those that are far apart, places a significant amount of strain on the user's eyes, causing them to bleed.[21]

Influence Edit

Kamui is the word for a divine being in Ainu mythology, although it is almost never written with kanji in modern times. In a more general Japanese context, Kamui refers to the might and majesty of the gods, particularly the Shintō Kami.

Trivia Edit

  • Unlike other Mangekyō Sharingan users, Obito's continuous usage of Kamui does not seem to cause his eyesight to deteriorate. Kakashi, however, claimed he lost most of the vision in his left eye.[37]
  • In Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, The Creation of the Akatsuki, and several anime episodes, Obito is depicted using Kamui without activating his Mangekyō Sharingan.
  • There are instances in the anime where Obito transports targets to Kamui's dimension without establishing physical contact with them.[38][39] Similarly, in the manga, he seemingly transports Sakura Haruno out of Kamui's dimension without touching her.[40]
  • With his Sharingan, Shin Uchiha can make use of a Space–Time Ninjutsu that, in function, is virtually similar to this technique.[41]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Third Databook, pages 240-241
  2. Fourth Databook, page 242
  3. Chapter 510, page 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 395, page 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Chapter 502, page 11
  6. Chapter 509, pages 6-7
  7. Chapter 598, page 12
  8. Chapter 666, pages 5-6
  9. 9.0 9.1 Chapter 520, page 8
  10. Chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12
  11. 11.0 11.1 Chapter 683, pages 14-15
  12. Chapter 685, page 5, 9-12
  13. 13.0 13.1 Chapter 276, pages 4-11
  14. Chapter 684, page 1
  15. Chapter 597, pages 7-8
  16. Chapter 475, pages 2-3
  17. Chapter 467, page 5
  18. Chapter 595, page 15
  19. Chapter 666, pages 13-15
  20. Chapter 685, pages 3-4
  21. 21.0 21.1 Chapter 685, pages 7-8
  22. Chapter 689, pages 1-3
  23. Chapter 487, page 4
  24. Chapter 595, pages 12-13
  25. Chapter 608, page 3-8
  26. Chapter 598, page 12
  27. Chapter 424, pages 16-17
  28. Chapter 595, page 11
  29. Chapter 610, page 17
  30. Chapter 617, pages 3-4
  31. Chapter 475, page 5
  32. Chapter 598, page 9
  33. Chapter 597, pages 4-11
  34. Chapter 510, pages 2-3
  35. Chapter 643, page 5
  36. Chapter 674, page 17
  37. Chapter 669, page 7
  38. Naruto: Shippūden episode 205
  39. Naruto: Shippūden episode 208
  40. Chapter 675, pages 1-2
  41. Chapter 700+5, pages 15
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